Articles tagged the strokes

20 Questions: Albert Hammond, Jr.

For Albert Hammond Jr., "Sometimes you wanna be James Bond and sometimes you wanna be Marlon Brando until you realize you can't be either!"

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29 Apr 2013 // 11:03 PM

Har Mar Superstar: Bye Bye 17

A change of direction which sees Har Mar Superstar ditching the synths and sex in favour of soul and sax.

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Was That It: The Rise and Fall of the Strokes

The sound, the cultural shifts, and the new way of doing business in the Internet-era music industry may have made the Strokes stars in 2001, but also contained the recipe for their undoing. Is Comedown Machine it for the Strokes?

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The Strokes: Comedown Machine

Julian Casablancas and company embrace the '80s on fifth studio album Comedown Machine.

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The Strokes’ ‘Is This It’ Ten Years Later

After 9/11, the Strokes offered rock escapism, three minutes at a time and they were not just a rock band, they were a New York rock band.

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Pearl Jam: 20 Years in the Rearviewmirror: 3 - 4 September 2011

Pearl Jam's great 20th Anniversary blowout festival was held in Alpine Valley.

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Counterbalance No. 45: The Strokes’ ‘Is This It’

Our questions, they come to us in threes. Why are the Strokes so popular? How did they get the 45th most acclaimed album of all time? Is This It In this Counterbalance, Klinger will be the one to say the strangest things and Mendelsohn will act like it's completely normal.

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Desitively Bonnaroo: Reporting from the Land of Dust and Music (Part 4)

You’ll be having fun, even though your body insists otherwise.

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The Strokes - “Call Me Back” (video)

Conceived as a gift for fans who pre-ordered the new Angles LP, the Strokes’ video for mellow album track “Call Me Back” features slow motion

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20 Mar 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Strokes: Angles

Will Angles be known as the album where the Strokes found themselves at a crossroads or at the end of the road?

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18 Mar 2011 // 8:00 AM

SXSW: Music Day 2: The Strokes, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio…

The Strokes and Janelle Monáe thrill at day two of SXSW, while Bob Geldof keynotes the morning conference with a combative and passionate talk about the decline of rock and roll.

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7 Mar 2011 // 7:05 AM

The Year in Music: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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ACL Music Festival Day One: 8 October 2010 - Austin, TX

The first of our three day coverage of the Austin City Limits Music Festival finds PopMatters' Eddie Ciminelli experiencing euphoria, nostalgia and some serious fatigue.

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Lollapalooza: 6 Aug 2010 - Chicago

Yes, Lolla was bigger than ever this year, but was it better? In a word, yes.

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Julian Casablancas Phrazes for the Young (Cult) Releasing: 19 October (UK) / 20 October (US, Europe) The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas is set to release his first solo

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One of the oldest jokes in rock ‘n’ roll goes like this: “What’s the last thing a band wants to hear the drummer say? “‘

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13 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Strokes

For those steeped in the scene of present-day New York, it's easy to forget that, at the turn-of-the-century, not only did the local scene not compare, but that there wasn't really a scene at all.

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	The Strokes: First Impressions of Earth

The Strokes venture into uncharted territory and offer a disc twice as long and half as good as their now classic first two records.

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Julian Casablancas is very afraid. This much I can say with certainty, having now seen him on five separate occasions. The Strokes’ wiry frontman has

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

That Was It The Strokes might have finally just gotten too big for their boots. Performing for a sold out crowd that actually appeared to

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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